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Lifehacker has indulged in some highly unorthodox taste tests over the years. From bacon milkshakes to placenta pizza, we've stuck a lot of weird and horrifying things into our mouths. To round off Friday, here are ten of the grossest gastronomical nightmares to squelch into our office. (You might want to read this one on an empty stomach.)

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I love a nice, juicy restaurant burger, but man, are they messy. The minute you pick one up to take a bite, half a litre of burger juice pours onto your plate, making it a terrible place to set your burger down unless you've got a thing for soggy buns. Here's my personal workaround.

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The burger is a versatile dish, but doing too much with it can make it messy and difficult to eat. And the more flavours you add, the less opportunity the beef has a chance to shine. These tips will help you keep it simple and make the best burger possible.

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The best-tasting food is the kind that comes from your own efforts, because victory tastes oh-so-sweet. Conquer KFC-style fried chicken, smoky barbecue, wood-fired pizza, five-minute bread and other DIY delicacies with these great food-focused projects.

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Once upon a time, Sizzler was everywhere. While nominally a steak-and-seafood restaurant, the chain was famous for two things: its all-you-can-eat buffet and the complimentary Parmesan bread that greeted you on arrival.

Sadly, Sizzler became a victim of the casual dining wars and there are now only a handful of outlets left in Australia. But don't despair: the recipe is surprisingly easy to make at home and it only takes a few minutes. Here are the steps!

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When you eat at the office, you have to make do with the tools available to you. Have a coffee mug? You can use it to boil eggs for lunch, or as an impromptu shelf to fit more in the office microwave. This video from Food Beast runs through a number of office-friendly food hacks and tricks to improve your snacking.

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One of my favourite snacks is tomato sandwiches - yes, just tomato - which is a deceptively simple and vastly underrated lunch. However, I can get a little overzealous, and end up with a few too many 'maters after a trip to the grocery store. Luckily, J. Kenji Lopez-Alt of Serious Eats has a few ways to keep my favourite vegetable (or berry, if you insist) super fresh.

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You've probably had a lot of commercials tell you that their cereal is "part of a complete breakfast," but what does that really mean? This video explains why cartoon mascots use that phrase so often, as well as what a "complete breakfast" should actually entail.

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Hot chips come in many shapes and sizes. Some people prefer thick 'n' chunky steak fries. Others are more partial to the classic French fry. More still prescribe to crinkle cut (these people are weird). Whatever your chip preference, this algorithm will ensure they turn out perfectly, every time. (Micky Mouse/Amphibious Landing Craft shape not included.)

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Cheese and beer are a perfect marriage -- but only if they have chemistry to begin with. This handy infographic pairs up nine popular beer types with the cheeses that suit them the most; from sharp cheddar (pale ale) to blue cheese (stout).

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Most of us don't have a lot of time in the morning to cook a luxurious breakfast, but this technique from Epicurious delivers one of the most delicious-looking egg sandwiches I've seen in minutes, and all you need is an egg, a microwave and some sandwich fixings (you know: bread, cheese and a few condiments).

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Every non-meat eater knows how limited the options can be during a barbecue. But next time, you aren't going to be stuck with a dry Boca burger or the leftover veggies from kabobs. No, this year you're going to chow down on vegetarian pulled "pork" -- and you're going to enjoy it. All you need is one key ingredient: Jackfruit.